Last weekend in the Premier League saw Manchester City fall to its first defeat of the domestic season against West Ham United, while the red rival from across the city, Manchester United, closed in. What will next weekend bring? Here are some thoughts from BookieSmash.
Things don’t get easier for City next weekend; the runners-up from last season take a trip to White Hart Lane, where Spurs are the opponents in what is sure to be a demanding game for a team in need of confidence after two defeats in a week, the league reverse coming off the back of a Champions League loss. With Son Heung-Min finding the touch in front of goal that other players have lacked, this will be a challenging match for City, and William Hill’s 16/5 for Spurs to win is great value.
United has what, in theory, looks like an easier match, against bottom club Sunderland. The Wearsiders, in desperate need of points, go to the in-form side of the moment without much chance of taking anything away. Anthony Martial’s signing seems to have given the Red Devils the fillip needed, and he finished superbly, twice, to give his new club the win against Southampton on Sunday. If you think he can go one better and get a hat-trick against the Black Cats, that’s 18/1, also with William Hill.
Sunday’s game sees a happy, refreshed and confident Watford team hosts Crystal Palace for the almost-London derby (okay, Watford is Greater London, so it counts) that has a lot riding on it. Palace suffered a double-setback, two defeats having blunted such an incisive start to the season, while Watford seems to have solved its scoring problems, and what’s more, has things tight at the back. If you think Watford can make it three on the bounce, that’s 17/11 with Unibet.
Another team looking intriguing from a betting viewpoint is West Brom, who Tony Pulis has made into a solid unit. After bringing Saido Berahino back into the team, Pulis has also got him playing in an effective partnership with Salomon Rondon, the new signing at the end of the summer transfer window. A win over Aston Villa last weekend showcased a reliable, tough team. Everton, who drew against Swansea, will be tested at the Hawthorns on Monday. A draw is 12/5 with bwin.
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